EDUC 760 E-learning for Online Teaching and Training 

Online Course 3 semester hours graduate credit
Instructor: Sara Turansky
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Choose one section only (enrollment is limited to 15 students per section)

Summer 2015
EDUC 760 960 May 4 - June 26, 2015 Instructor: Sara Turansky
EDUC 760 961 June 15 - August 8, 2015 Instructors: Dennis O'Connor and Maggie Rouman

Fall 2015
EDUC 760 900 August 24 - October 16, 2015 Instructor: Sara Turansky
EDUC 760 901 October 12 - December 11, 2015 Instructor: Maggie Rouman

Learn how to add an online component to enhance traditional face-to-face instruction/training with blended learning or convert a course or workshop for online delivery. Create discussion forums, online surveys, quizzes, and e-portfolios. Learn how to support new online learners with strategies that increase learner interaction and engagement.

You may enroll in the course to meet your goals for professional development, continuing education, license renewal, or to complete graduate credits and transfer to another university.

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program and is the introductory course in the E-Learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate.


Historical background and current trends in online learning. Concepts and foundations of evidence-based practices for successful teaching online. E-learning theory, principles, learning management systems, and web-based technology tools.


An e-textbook will be provided when you login to the course. You may open the e-book to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.

Palloff, Rena M. and Pratt, Keith. (2013). Lessons from the Virtual Classroom: The Realities of Online Teaching (2nd ed). Jossey-Bass ISBN: 978-111812373 

If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from online bookstores such as, Barnes & Noble or Be sure to allow for delivery time. NOTE the ISBN number and 2nd edition.

Additional recommended web-based articles will be available via the course modules.

Who should enroll?

The course is designed for both experienced trainers and educators and those interested in using online delivery for training, courses, blended courses, or using web-based components to enhance face-to-face instruction including:

  • Trainers in corporations, professional associations, nonprofit organizations, government, and military
  • Technical and community college instructors (adjunct and full-time)
  • College and university professors (adjunct and full-time)
  • K-12 teachers (blended classrooms and virtual schools)
  • Health educators involved in patient education, continuing education or in-service education, community health education, or academic healthcare education
  • Curriculum consultants, professional development coordinators, and distance education leaders

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to:

  1. Analyze current research on teaching and learning using learning management systems.

  2. Evaluate, select and manage technology-based assessment tools.

  3. Apply collaborative learning theory to create and use web tools such as discussion forums and blogs for collaborative learning.

  4. Locate and evaluate the accuracy, relevance, appropriateness, comprehensiveness, and bias of electronic information resources to be used in the online classroom.

  5. Demonstrate the ethical use of digital information resources and understanding of educational copyright and fair use principles in e-learning environments.

  6. Apply understanding of the impact of learner differences: culture/race, ability/disability, gender, age, socioeconomic status, and family influences on the delivery of e-learning.

  7. Analyze how accessibility of technology-based resources affects planning for instruction.

  8. Design and publish an electronic portfolio of course artifacts.

No travel to campus required. The course is highly interactive with a significant discussion component. All discussion postings, projects, and assignments will be submitted via the course discussion board and Dropbox. Activities are conducted according to a schedule with specific due dates each week. This is not a self-paced course.


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